Biological Waste Containers - Liquids in Dry Waste or Sharps Containers

Audit finding:  Liquid was found in the biomedical waste or sharps containers 

Adverse consequence(s):  The improper handling of biological waste can result in injuries to employees, damage to the environment, and fines from regulatory agencies

Corrective action:  No liquid material is permissible in the biomedical waste containers.  For proper packaging and management of biomedical waste consult the Special Medical Waste webpage.